Hey guys! Welcome back to [Best Pick]!
We’re definitely looking forward to reading anticipated new novels by bestselling authors Kate Atkinson, Jodi Picoult, and Kate Morton this fall (among others), but we dug a little deeper to find the best debut novels and other forthcoming books of note releasing from September through November. Enjoy!
Are you addicted to true crime podcasts? Not sure what to listen to after finishing Serial, Atlanta Monster, In the Dark, Up and Vanished, Accused, …? Trade your headphones for this young adult novel, featuring a girl who teams up with a radio personality to solve her sister’s murder.
2. She Would Be King
It may be tempting to attribute the inspiration for this book to the recent popularity of Afrofuturism, but you should know Moore first submitted her manuscript for this magical-realism tale of the founding of Liberia 10 years ago. Luckily for us, it’s finally being published.
3. The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
Looking for a door-stopper novel to keep you company on cool fall nights (or distract you from family during fall holidays)? The author used to work in the British Museum, where she wrote short stories based on items in the collection. One story, about a desiccated “mermaid” figure, grew into this debut novel.
4. Washington Black
This historical yet futuristic novel is Edugyan’s second to be long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. When Wash, a young field slave, is chosen as the personal manservant for his master’s brother in Barbados, they form an unlikely relationship. When a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, the two men escape together up the American coast.
5. All You Can Ever Know
This memoir about race, motherhood and more by Korean-American Nicole Chung was blurbed by TEG fave Celeste Ng, so of course we can’t wait to read it. After being raised by an adoptive white family in Oregon, this memoir details Chung’s search for her biological parents while preparing to become a mother herself.
6. The Witch Elm
Okay, so Tana French isn’t exactly a little-known author; her Dublin Murder Squad books, starting with In the Woods, are a popular favorite among mystery fans. But, her new book this fall is a standalone, and instead of focusing on the detectives, she’s focusing on a victim who is beaten and left for dead.
That’s all for today’s [Best Pick]!
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